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GOLDFISH ILL HELP

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Freckles007, Apr 25, 2019.


  1. Freckles007

    Freckles007 PetForums Newbie

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    I found my goldfish stuck between the side of the tank and the filter yesterday, she seemed fine but I came home today and she keeps stopping and sometimes floating to the bottom and then swimming fine again. I have moved her to a big bowl so that she doesn’t contaminate the other fish. Since she’s been in there she’s been doing fine, swimming perfectly and eating. What should I do now? Should I put her back in the tank, I know that bowls are not good for goldfish but I don’t have another tank. Please help
     
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    Freckles007 PetForums Newbie

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    She’s gotten worse, she now stops every minute and lies on the bottom of the bowl
     
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    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    Please test your water for ammonia nitrite and nitrate, and post the results. If you don't have a test kit you need to get one ASAP - the API master kit contains all you need and is far more accurate than the cardboard strips.
     
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    Freckles007 PetForums Newbie

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    The earliest I can get it is tomorrow, so what should I do tonight? Should I leave her in the bowl, she’s not looking so good. I think she’s got swim bladder
     
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    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

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    For now, I'd do a 50% water change in the bowl, taking care to temperature match the water and use a dechlorinator. Don't feed her either for the time being.

    ETA - if you have a large food-safe container such as those big plastic storage boxes, she'd be better in there than in the bowl. The higher the water volume, the better.
     
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